As winter turns to spring we celebrate National Occupational Therapy Month. These dedicated professionals are out on a daily basis helping individuals and families recover and get back to work, sports, and just being able to take care of themselves at home. These caring professionals include both Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapist Assistants.
From a personal level my father in-law had a stroke in the last year and it appeared that he would not be able to fully care for himself and would need to go into a nursing home. As it turns out, with the help a very dedicated Occupational Therapy staff at the hospital and several months of intense therapy he was able to go home. Knowing how my father-in-law is this probably extended his life. He is very independent and I’m not sure how he would have reacted to being in a home. I think you would be hard pressed to find someone whose life has not been touched by an Occupational Therapist or an Assistant. So if you have the chance, please stop and take the time to say thanks.
We salute all of our Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapist Assistants!
Bill Halloran has worked for Aureus Medical for almost five years. He started out as an Account Manager in the Rehab Therapy division. He has also worked as a Team Lead, before becoming a branch manager of Rehab Therapy. Bill and his wife, Jana, have two kids: Jordan (16) and Emily (11). He enjoys playing volleyball (sand and court) in his spare time. He is also currently training for his first triathlon.